What does it mean if you saw the gorilla?
In their new book The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons explain how our brains trick us into thinking we see and know far more than we actually do. The phrase, “the invisible gorilla,” comes from an experiment created 10 years ago to test selective attention.
What is the invisible gorilla effect?
This title of this book refers to an earlier research project by Chabris and Simons revealing that people who are focused on one thing can easily overlook something else. To demonstrate this effect they created a video where students pass a basketball between themselves.
What concept is illustrated in the gorilla experiment by Simons and Chabris remember we watched this video earlier in class this year?
(To watch the video for yourself, click here.) These confounding findings from cognitive psychologists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris detailed in a 1999 study revealed how people can focus so hard on something that they become blind to the unexpected, even when staring right at it.
How many times do the white shirts pass the ball?
The correct answer to ‘how many times the players wearing white pass the basketball’ is 16 – Global Institute of Forensic Research.
What does the Monkey Business Illusion show?
The Monkey Business Illusion – A Great New Take On A Classic Psychology Study. A new study finds that those who know that an unexpected event is likely to occur are no better at noticing other unexpected events – and may be even worse – than those who are not expecting the unexpected.
How do you fix selective attention?
You can easily strengthen your everyday selective attention – and thereby your focus and recall – using these five magnetic methods.
- Use Focused Attention.
- Don’t Pay Attention!
- Build Memory Palaces.
What part of the brain controls selective attention?
Meticulous research over decades has found that the control of this vital ability, called selective attention, belongs to a handful of areas in the brain’s parietal and frontal lobes. Now a new study suggests that another area in an unlikely location—the temporal lobe—also steers the spotlight of attention.